Apple has silently released a feature called Clean Energy Charging in the iOS 16.1 update and is enabled by default. While the feature is provided to reduce the carbon footprint of the users based on their behavior of charging, many users are not very happy to see this feature enabled by default.
If you are also one of those and are looking for a way to disable the Clean Energy Charging feature on your iPhone, continue reading.
What is Clean Energy Charging on iPhone?
Clean Energy Charging is a feature that Apple offers to reduce the carbon footprint of its users. It works by adjusting the charging patterns of a device based on the local carbon emission forecasts and the user’s charging habits in certain repeat locations like at home or work.
This feature is only active during extended charging sessions like overnight, and it does not slow down the charging speed of a device every time it is plugged in.
How to Disable Clean Energy Charging on iPhone
To disable the Clean Energy Charging, there is a simple toggle that can be switched off to achieve the goal. Here are the steps to reach that toggle.
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. In the Settings app, scroll down a bit and go to the Battery option.
3. On the Battery settings screen, tap on the Battery Health & Charging option, located right above the battery usage graph.
4. You are now on the Battery health & charging screen. Here switch off the toggle associated with the Clean Energy Charging option.
And this is how easy it is to disable the Clean Energy Charging on iPhone.
Does “Clean Energy Charging” slows down iPhone battery charging?
It is essential to note that posts or stories claiming that Clean Energy Charging has slowed down the charging of iPhones since iOS 16.1 are inaccurate. Users should not experience any difference in charging time with this feature enabled.
However, in case the feature activates at an inconvenient time, users can disable it and charge their devices normally. If Clean Energy Charging is active, a notification will be available that can be long-pressed to turn Clean Energy Charging off for that charging session.
It is important to keep in mind that Clean Energy Charging does not activate without notifying the user, and if the feature does suspend charging, the notification will indicate when the device will reach 100%. Overall, leaving Clean Energy Charging enabled can help reduce carbon emissions and contribute to a cleaner environment.